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May 2021

Celebrating AAPI Month at QC: Brooklyn Raga Massive

May 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

A rebroadcast concert and discussion with Brooklyn Raga Massive, a musical collective making waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” with Indian Classical music.

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June 2021

In The World’s Borough: Brazilian Rhythms with Davi Vieira

June 10, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

Join Brazilian percussionist Davi Vieira as he demonstrates some of the most popular Brazilian rhythms on different instruments.

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In The World’s Borough: Flamenco Demonstration with Alfonso Cid

June 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

A live lecture/demonstration exploring some of flamenco’s most traditional rhythms (palos).

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In The World’s Borough: Irish America in Song and on Fiddle with Liz Hanley

June 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

Join singer/songwriter Liz Hanley as she explores the connection between her Irish roots and American home through song and fiddle.

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July 2021

Live at the Gantries: SUPERMAMBO featuring Jeremy Bosch

July 20, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd
Long Island City, 10007 United States
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Free

Kick-off our summer concert series with SUPERMAMBO, the Grammy Award winning Salsa and Latin Jazz super group, featuring special guest Jeremy Bosch.

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Live at the Gantries: GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA

July 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd
Long Island City, 10007 United States
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Free

A mainstay in the swing dance and jazz scene both locally and globally for the past four decades, the George Gee Big Band will have you on your feet and dancing.

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GTM Curator Talk: “Why Do We Need Photography?”

July 28, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

Join GTM Curator Louise Weinberg as she explores how photography serves to remind us of how we describe, commemorate, document, and communicate as human beings.

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August 2021

Live at the Gantries: MUSIC FROM THE SOLE

August 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd
Long Island City, 10007 United States
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Free

Music From The sole honors tap’s jazz and improvisational roots, and features original tap music that incorporates influences from Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, funk, and house.

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Live at the Gantries: THE GENTLEMEN OF SOUL

August 10, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd
Long Island City, 10007 United States
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Free

The Gentlemen of Soul are a three-man vocal group from NYC who take their audiences on a journey through Soul, R&B, and Dance music.

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Live at the Gantries: YASSER TEJEDA

August 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd
Long Island City, 10007 United States
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Free

Yasser Tejeda is a guitarist, vocalist, composer and producer born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic who is quickly becoming a major force in bachata music.

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Live at the Gantries: ON THE SUN

August 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd
Long Island City, 10007 United States
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Free

On The Sun is a live band based in Brooklyn, NY creating original music influenced by soul, rock, funk, Americana, and psychedelia.

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September 2021

BP Richards Presents: REGGAE ON THE BOARDWALK—Rockaways Edition

September 6, 2021, at 3:00 pm
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, Shore Front Pkwy & Beach 94th Street
Queens, NY 11693
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Free

Carter Van Pelt brings his passion for Jamaican music and a taste of the old time Jamaican reggae soundsystem culture to the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk.

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BP Richards Presents: 123 ANDRÉS

September 12, 2021, at 6:00 pm
Travers Park, 76-9 34th Avenue
Queens, NY 11372 United States
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Latin Grammy-winners 123 Andrés present joy-filled concerts for family audiences that get everyone singing and moving.

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BP Richards Presents: A TRIBUTE TO BIZ MARKIE with Cutmaster Cool V (Hosted by Ralph McDaniels)

September 19, 2021, at 6:00 pm
Baisley Pond Park, Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434 United States
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A musical tribute to the beloved hip hop pioneer Biz Markie, featuring Biz Markie’s longtime DJ, Cutmaster Cool V, with Emcee Ralph McDaniels.

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Off the Page: A CONVERSATION WITH NICOLE DENNIS-BENN & RAJIV MOHABIR

September 28, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

An online reading and conversation with acclaimed author Nicole Dennis-Benn, who will be joined by QC MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir.

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October 2021

Off the Page: A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA HINOJOSA

October 12, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

Join us in conversation with award-winning author and NPR journalist Maria Hinojosa, a Hispanic Heritage Month event organized in collaboration with the Latin American and Latino Studies program at Queens College.

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Kupferberg Presents: SUGAR SKULL! A Virtual Día de Muertos Adventure

October 29, 2021 - November 12, 2021
Please RSVP for this FREE virtual program. The link to access the program content will be emailed to you prior to performance date.
Free

A captivating virtual theatrical experience for students and families that celebrates Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday that transcends borders.

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BP Richards Presents: HOLLIS BROWN

October 30, 2021, at 3:00 pm
Fort Totten Park, Cross Island Pkwy, between Totten Avenue and 15 Road
Queens, NY
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Free

Cap off BP Donovan Richard's QUEENS LIVE free outdoor concert series with Queens-natives the Hollis Brown band.

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November 2021

QC Dept. of Drama, Theatre & Dance Presents: “THE CROWD YOU’RE IN WITH” (in-person)

November 4, 2021 - November 7, 2021
Goldstein Theatre, 153-49 Reeves Ave
Flushing, NY 11367 United States
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$10

Live theatre returns to QC in this presentation of playwright Rebecca Gilman’s humorous and ultimately disquieting exploration of the question of whether to have children.

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GTM Artist Talk: ORESTES GONZALEZ

November 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

Join us for a virtual Artist Talk featuring photographer Orestes Gonzalez, who will explore and discuss his work from the DISRUPTION series.

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QC Dept. of Drama, Theatre & Dance Presents: “THE CROWD YOU’RE IN WITH” (virtual)

November 11, 2021 - November 14, 2021
This virtual performance will stream online. The link to watch will be emailed to patrons the day before the performance, and is good for the 24 hours of the day of ticketed performance only.
$12

Join us in this virtual presentation of playwright Rebecca Gilman’s humorous and ultimately disquieting exploration of the question of whether to have children.

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QC Art Center: “GOOD GAME” Exhibition

November 11, 2021 - November 18, 2021
Queens College Art Center, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367 United States
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Free

The Queens Art Center is proud to present Good Game, a solo exhibition of works by Fay Sanders.

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KCA Online: AMIR ELSAFFAR

November 16, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

A virtual performance featuring composer, trumpeter, santur player, and vocalist Amir ElSaffar who will share and explore excerpts and samples of his wide ranging body of work.

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KCA Conversations: RAFAEL FIGUEROA HERNANDEZ

November 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Please RSVP for this FREE streaming event. The streaming link will be emailed to all RSVPs prior to event start time.
Free

Presented as part of the 11th NY Son Jarocho Festival, this conversation will feature researcher and author Rafael Figueroa Hernandez discussing his most recent book, "Son Jarocho Discography in the US."

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Kupferberg Presents: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND

November 20, 2021, at 7:00 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave
Flushing, NY 11367 United States
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$35 – $45

Heralded as a pioneer of Latin Jazz, Eddie Palmieri is a Grammy award-winning pianist and composer who masterfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of jazz.

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Kupferberg Presents: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND

November 20, 2021, at 9:00 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave
Flushing, NY 11367 United States
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$35 – $45

Heralded as a pioneer of Latin Jazz, Eddie Palmieri is a Grammy award-winning pianist and composer who masterfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of jazz.

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Music Makers: ALÍ BELLO & THE SWEET WIRE BAND

November 30, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

QC alum Alí Bello presents an invigorating and fresh perspective on Latin music mixed with Venezuelan rhythms, Caribbean styles, and contemporary jazz.

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December 2021

QC Art Center: “MINHWA—PAINTING RESILIENCE”

December 1, 2021 - December 20, 2021
Queens College Art Center, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367 United States
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Free

This new exhibit highlights a Korean folk art popular from the late 18th to the 20th century, minhwa, which means “paintings of the people” and conveyed good wishes, humor, and positive energy at a time when Korea was experiencing colonization and warfare.

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Kupferberg Presents: BLACK VIOLIN

December 3, 2021, at 8:00 pm
Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave
Flushing, NY 11367 United States
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$30 – $59

Black Violin makes their KCA debut with a high-energy performance that takes their unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, jazz, and pop to new heights.

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January 2022

QC MLK Day Celebration

January 16, at 3:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

Queens College will honor and pay tribute, in song and words, to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an annual celebration of his powerful legacy and connection to Queens College.

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